JACKSONPORT STATE PARK EVENTS

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JACKSONPORT STATE PARK

May 10th, 2013 – May 19th , 2013

 

Enjoy your stay at Jacksonport State Park by attending a few of our scheduled activities. Discover the many wonderfully diverse qualities of Jacksonport by bringing your family, friends and yourself to any of our programs. The activities listed below are free or have a fee if stated. So visit with the park interpreters Donna and Matt to experience the park.

 

Friday, May 10

6:30pm- Nature Hike- Camp Ground. Join one of Jacksonports Interpreters for a moderate nature hike to the Swamp Fox Natural Area and learn about the natural surroundings of Jacksonport and some of the ways they have formed the town’s history.

 

Saturday, May 11

2:00pm – Owl Pellet Dissection– Picnic Area. What are owl pellets? What do owls eat? Join a park interpreter to learn the answers to these questions and more by dissecting some real owl pellets.

 

3:30- Birds of Prey- Picnic Area. Explore the super powers of birds of prey and learn how they survive in the wild and then take a walk to the end of the swim beach to see if there are any around.

 

830- Owl Prowl – Campground. Meet a park interpreter in the campground for an evening hike to the Swamp Fox Natural Area to see if we can call up any of these magnificent hunters. Park of this hike is in the dark, so closed toe shoes are required and a flashlight suggested.

 

Sunday, May 12

2:30pm – Wooden Toys – Jacksonport Courthouse. Ball and cup, buzz saw, graces and rolling hoops are just some of the toys that were used by pioneer children. Try your hand with these fun toys and learn about the life of a pioneer child.

 

3:30pm- Can Fishing – Boat Launch Area. Don’t have an expensive fishing real? No problem join a park interpreter and learn how to fashion a soda can into a fishing real and learn the importance of keeping things like that soda can out of the environment.

Friday, May 17

6:30pm– Civil War In Songs- A musical telling of the Civil War with the songs that shaped the period of strife. The program covers all the ups and downs of not just famous battles and generals but the everyday citizens that endured the Civil War’s hardship.

 

Saturday, May 18

2:30 pm – Ladybugs, Ants, and Butterflies – Picnic Area. Butterflies, ladybugs, and ants are fascinating creatures of the insect world. Join a park interpreter to learn about their habitats, lifestyles, and life cycles before making some colorful insect rubbings to take home.

 

3:30pm – Civil War Weapons- Camp Ground- Come see a demonstration in black powdered weapons that were used in the Civil War. Join a park interpreter to learn how these weapons were used and fired and who were some of the famous Civil War fighters that used these Confederate Weapons.

 

6:30pm- White River Monster Walk- Camp Ground-Join a park interpreter for a walk along the Tunstall River Walk and learn about the history of White River monster sightings while watching for items that may have been mistaken for this mythical monster in the past.

 

Sunday, May 19

2:30 pm – Wooden Toys – Jacksonport Courthouse. Ball and cup, buzz saw, graces and rolling hoops are just some of the toys that were used by pioneer children. Try your hand with these fun toys and learn about the life of a pioneer child.

 

3:30 pm – Wood Pecker Walk – Picnic Area. Join a park interpreter on a moderately

strenuous walk to the Swamp Fox Natural Area and look for some of Jacksonports woodpeckers.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE PARK INTERPRETER AT THE PARK OFFICE

by calling (870) 523-2143 or E-mail: donna.bentley@arkansas.gov